Category: Functionality

Bentley extends SaaS ProjectWise to SMEs

Projectwise 365

Bentley Systems has announced new capabilities in its ProjectWise collaboration platform, building on its integration with Microsoft 365, and attempting to reach potential users in small and mid-sized businesses. ProjectWise 365 is key to Bentley’s “project digital twin” approach. According to an August 2019 report from ARC Advisory Group (news release), Bentley Systems’ ProjectWise is …

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“BIM is not big data”

Big Data terminology

‘Buzzword bingo’ may occasionally include ‘Big Data’ – alongside terms such as BIM, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital twins. Growing use of such terms in the built environment suggests we are beginning to appreciate the value of data – or how data demonstrates value. Common definitions of Big Data (such as the …

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Trimble SiteVision AR solution launched

Trimble SiteVision is an augmented reality (AR) solution that enables users to visualise 2D and 3D data at 1:1 scale on virtually any project site with connectivity. Trimble has launched SiteVision, an outdoor augmented reality (AR) solution that enables users to visualise 2D and 3D data on virtually any project site with mobile phone or …

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Deltek: integration key to digital transformation

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The digital debate in the UK built environment has been moving beyond its recent obsession with building information modelling (BIM) and looking more widely at digital transformation and business “digitalisation”. Integration of back office, design and project management systems will be critical to the future success of many design firms, says Deltek. Some four years …

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GoContractor targets safety compliance

Initiafy screen

GoContractor, a safety compliance solution provider founded in Ireland, is expanding in the US market. GoContractor was originally founded in 2012 as Induction Manager Ltd by Sean Fennell (formerly CEO, now SVP Partnerships) and Julie Currid (formerly COO, today chief marketing officer), with offices in London and Dublin. It traded as ‘Initiafy‘, providing online training …

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Autodesk’s BuildingConnected integrated with Plangrid

Push to Plangrid

For north American customers, Autodesk has created an integration between two of its recent acquisitions. The BuildingConnected bid management platform can now push pre-construction information into Plangrid. In November 2018, Autodesk announced its US$875m acquisition of the mobile-oriented construction management platform Plangrid. The deal provided Autodesk with new capabilities to support projects as they move …

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Congrid and HomeRun form partnership

Congrid Screenshot

Finnish construction technology businesses Congrid and HomeRun are partnering to share their complementary technologies and expand their marketing reach. Finland’s Congrid, which launched a mobile application for quality and safety management in 2016,  has agreed a partnership with another Nordic construction software business, HomeRun. The businesses feel their products complement each others well, and plan to …

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RIB invests in India IoT and AI specialist Winjit

Continuing its 2019 spending spree and extending its international footprint still further, Germany’s RIB Software has taken a 15% stake in an Indian tech company, Winjit. In the latest in a series of 2019 investments, RIB Software, the Stuttgart, Germany-based provider of cloud-based technologies for the construction and real estate industries, has announced that it …

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Melbourne start-up Matrak attracts interest

Construction Sector Deal cover

Australian construction technology startup Matrak is attracting a lot of interest, having just raised Au$3 million in new funding. Melbourne, Australia-based construction technology startup Matrak is attracting a lot of interest, particularly after being described (by a former Aconex chairman) as the next potential Australian contech “unicorn” following the success of Aconex (acquired by Oracle …

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LetsBuild BIM app targets on-site BIM adoption

Thomas Goubau

The LetsBuild BIM app aims to seamlessly link on-site activities and checks to a project’s BIM model, and is focusing on ensuring easy BiM adoption by site teams. LetsBuild, the European construction cloud technology business formed by the January 2019 merger of Belgium’s AproPlan and Denmark’s GenieBelt, is planning a BIM product launch. LetsBuild aims …

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